We’ve put together a few tips to help you maximise the benefits of your service when roaming while minimising your costs. For more info on international roaming, such as how to activate and use your service while overseas, visit this article.
While roaming, take advantage of available WiFi connections instead of using your mobile data.
Check if there is a Roaming Data Pack available at your destination.
Consider switching off 'push' notifications (e.g. Facebook updates) as they will automatically add to your data usage and if you're roaming you will incur further data charges.
Purchase a local telco's SIM while overseas to take advantage of competitive call and data rates. Before you go, just make sure your phone is unlocked so you can pop in a local SIM card when you land.
Voicemail is not free while roaming. Consider re-recording your voicemail greeting before you go to let people know you’ll be checking it when you’re back. Just dial 212 and follow the prompts to do this. Then switch on unconditional call diversions to Voicemail to stop calls routing to you while overseas.
Download offline maps of your destination(s) before you leave, that way you won’t need to use data to check where you’re going.
Turn off automatic updates and subscriptions to podcasts, internet radio and other streaming media/apps.
We’ve also got great tips on how to manage your data usage while overseas. You can check out our data hints here.
Got any great suggestions of your own? Let us know! We would love to hear from you.